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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $81,794 $87,950
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 23 $85,188 $91,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 14 21 $87,978 $94,600
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 11 18 $124,202 $133,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 11 17 $139,221 $149,700
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 11 17 $187,070 $201,150
4-Door HB S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S 16 24 $80,640 $89,800
4-Door HB 4 S 16 24 $84,240 $93,800
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $119,160 $132,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,794
$80,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$87,950
$89,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1466 / month
$1497 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars. The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car - TBD -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 115
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 76
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 195.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 12.99 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.3 14.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R18 275/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R18 245/50ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4474 3968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 combined 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 4.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 295 combined 400 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.23 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic PDK Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 - TBD -
Trans Type 7 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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